Nested Narratives Offer Multiple Perspectives

Multiple narration is a tricky gimmick, but done well it adds a variety of enriching perspectives. The following are some of my favorite examples. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell: A sprawling story that spans centuries and genres as well as characters, Cloud Atlas succeeds at several tough tasks. Mitchell breathes believable life into every character, male or female, 1970s…
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Unleash Your Inner Artist

Have you ever had a secret desire to make art? Many people flinch from the word "artist," most of them harboring a creative spark. Here are a few books to fan that inner flame. What It Is by Lynda Barry - Why is it that kids who are asked to draw freehand react with enthusiasm, whereas adults…
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